A new analysis of police tracking data revealed that about four of every five people shot by police officers in Chicago in the past six years were African-American males.
The data obtained by the Chicago Tribune accounts for every time an officer opened fire in the city from 2010 to 2015.
In all, police officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others in 435 shootings during that period of time, the Chicago Tribune reported on Friday. Officers fired at least 2,623 bullets in total.
Instances of police violence against minorities have sparked calls for increased transparency and police reform in Chicago and around the country in recent years. The Tribune analysis found that the number of shootings by police officers declined during the six-year period, falling from more than 100 in 2011 to 44 in 2015.
About half of the officers involved in the shootings were African-American or Hispanic, the Tribune reported, and the officers who fired had, on average, a decade of experience.
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